Driving: Qualifications:Written question - 272299

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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
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Asked on: 02 July 2019
Department for Transport
Driving: Qualifications
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269094 on Driving: Qualifications, when the EU contingency Regulation (Regulation 2019/501) expires.
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Answered by: Chris Grayling
Answered on: 08 July 2019

The provisions of Regulation 2019/501 enable UK commercial drivers to drive for UK operators on all journeys permitted under it using a UK Driver CPC. As it stands, the Regulation would come into effect were the UK to leave the EU without a deal and would last until 31 December 2019.

The Department is, of course, mindful that this would only provide two months of transitional market access rights for UK operators, which would be contrary to the collective intention in agreeing the measure in the first place. The Department will work with the European Commission and Member States as regards to options for addressing this, such as an extension of the measure.

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